Look at this EXCITING QUESTION!!!!!!!

Yanna

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I got no responses so I changed the headline.


With newly hatched Australorps, does yellow on the head automatically mean male?

Thanks in advance!
 
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lauralou

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Funny title! You got me to look.


I've never had an Australorp chick. I ordered some once, but the hatchery made a substitution. Bummer.

I didn't know that Australorp chicks had a spot on the head. I thought they were just like little penguins, black with yellow underneath.

Sorry I'm no help, but at least I gave you a bump.
 

desertgirl

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Mar 29, 2009
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Ooooo.... Very sneaky! Just for that I am not going to tell you the answer!


(Just kidding-I honestly have no idea;))
 
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LauraP

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Well you got me to look!
I have 3 Australorp pullets who are 7 weeks old.

Here's how they looked as little babies.


Not sure how much yellow on the head you mean, but two of our girls, Lucy and Ethel, certainly had some
 

Hippie Chickie

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Mar 24, 2009
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I have no idea. I do know that the red starts coming into the comb real quick with them. At a month we were able to tell that one of the little girls was going to be named Vin- as in coq a vin. The feed store threw in an extra pullet with the perchase of six so it's not like we payed for the little guy. I seem to remember that they all had different amounts of yellow on the head.
 

Gonzo

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Very Sneaky! Love the title! I'm glad I'm not the only one with that problem sometimes! I told my daughter I thought maybe I had chicken cooties, so no one would hardly answer me!
I'm not sure about the australorps having a sex link. I would keep an eye on their combs. In most chicks, the males combs turn a redder color, and are noticably larger than the females. I hope this helps you out some.
 
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